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Consultations

The right diagnosis is the first step in successfully treating digestive problems. The symptoms of many gastrointestinal (GI) problems are very similar, and the symptoms of other diseases may be masked.

Gastroscopy

A gastroscopy is a procedure that enables your doctor to examine the lining of the oesophagus (food pipe/gullet), stomach, and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). Under sedation a thin flexible tube is passed through your mouth into your stomach and duodenum. During the procedure, a tissue sample (biopsy) may be taken and sent to the pathologist. The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes.

Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a procedure that enables your doctor to examine the lining of the colon (large bowel). Under sedation, a flexible tube is gently passed via the rectum (back passage) into the colon. A tissue sample (biopsy) may be taken, or polyps (growths) removed and sent to the pathologist. Colonoscopy is the best test to assess for bowel polyps or cancers, although no test is 100% accurate.

Capsule Endoscopy

Capsule endoscopy is a new technology which painlessly examines the small intestine/bowel. It is often used in patients with unexplained iron deficiency (cause not found with gastroscopy or colonoscopy) to determine if there is any bleeding in the small intestine.

Double Balloon Enteroscopy

Double-Balloon enteroscopy, is an endoscopic technique for visualization of the small bowel. It is novel in the field of diagnostic gastroenterology as it is the first endoscopic technique that allows for the entire gastrointestinal tract to be visualized in real time.

Barrett’s Oesophagus Screening & Endoscopic Treatment

Further information – See Barretts Oesophagus